Upper body dark-brown, underparts white, eyes red. Bill long and pointed. When breeding: crest or tuft of black feathers on top of head and red-brown feathers (ruff) around neck. Body up to 50 cm long.
Great Crested Grebes eat their feathers to aid in digestion. They dive underwater to catch fish.
Deep freshwater ponds and open wetlands, also coastal saltwater areas.
Western and eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern